David Gritton joined Equity Investment Services in 2017 and focuses on investment sales and new development. Before joining EIS, David represented real estate investors throughout Central Florida ranging from small rehab properties to bulk purchases of new home construction.
Prior to his career in real estate, David was Director of Marketing & Development for a multi-site coffeehouse franchise in the Midwest. Through a focus on community engagement and creative marketing techniques David was able to consistently break revenue goals and helped his company win “Franchisee of The Year”.
David is a proud husband and father of three active children. On the weekends he can usually be found volunteering for his church and cheering on one of his hometown Kansas City sports teams.
ICSC – International Council of Shopping Centers
Vice President, Director of Property Management
Phone: 407.573.0711 ext. 308
Kevin leads an experienced team of property management professionals directing all operational aspects of the company’s property management portfolio of over 1,000,000 square feet of retail shopping center properties in central Florida. He has over 20 years of experience in property management including retail, office, and residential properties, as well as commercial condominiums. Kevin started his management career with Church Street Station, a landmark retail and entertainment complex in downtown Orlando.
Prior to joining Equity Investment Services, Kevin managed a portfolio of over 827,000 square feet of retail shopping center properties with Crossman & Company and was previously a property manager with Quest Company of Central Florida. Kevin earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the Warrington College of Business Administration at the University of Florida and he is a Certified Property Manager (CPM®) with the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM.)
Phone: 407.573.0711 ext. 307
Joseph Nort joined Equity Investment Services in 2017. Joseph focuses on landlord leasing and new development in the Orlando area. Before joining EIS, Joseph was an associate with Realty Capital Advisor as the associate designated to grow retail leasing for the firm. He began his commercial real estate career working for Demetree Development as a project coordinator, overseeing the development of class A retail in College Park and maintaining a portfolio of commercial assets throughout Orlando.
ICSC – International Council of Shopping Centers
Furman University Bachelor of Arts English and Political Science
R. Gary Marshall is a Director with the investment team and has over 50 years of commercial real estate experience including Vice President of a major commercial real estate brokerage in the Midwest. He has vast experience in brokerage, site selection and development services.
Gary Marshall has been licensed since 1967. Early in his career, he managed large, apartment complexes and trained leasing agents. As well as general brokerage, he acquired several site locations for McDonalds. Marshall was responsible for the sale and management of the first “built as condominiums” complex in the Midwest, in North Olmsted, Ohio. Marshall went on to become the youngest Vice President of a major Real Estate brokerage, where he managed and trained the office leasing department. Marshall was a pioneer in the tenant representation business for corporate office users. Notable client relocations include Penton Publishing Company for 120000sf and Calfee Halter Griswold for 15000 sf .Marshall leased in excess of one million square feet of office space in five years. He was appointed team leader to develop the one hundred year old Western Reserve Building under the guidelines of the new Historical Preservation Act.
Marshall worked in major markets for various developers and end users such as The Richard E. Jacobs Group and Benderson Development for whom he assembled land. Clients include The Home Depot in three cities for land acquisition, Half Price Books in four cities for store leases and Mailboxes, Etc. (FedEx) in NE Ohio for store locations and build out of interiors.
In addition to general brokerage, Marshall provided developer services and brokerage for Lakecrest Town Center, a 60 acre retail development in Sandusky, Ohio. Marshall provided land assemblage service and all due diligence including zoning, tax increment financing, environmental clean-up and anchor leasing. Anchors include Menards, Aldi Foods, Sherwin William, Gordon Foods, Pet Supplies and others. Marshall was responsible for negotiation of direct sales, net three land lease and build lease agreements. He relocated to Central Florida permanently in 2014.
Gary Currently is focused on investment sales and land acquisitions throughout Central Florida.
I: Commercial Real Estate Investment Brokerage & Acquisitions:
I have over 29 years of real estate related knowledge and experience ranging from major multi-million dollar acquisitions and development to research data and collaboration with project and industry related professionals. As a professional in the Real Estate Industry I’ve brokered both list and sell side multi-million dollar commercial assets for private and institutional level investors. In 2013 I earned acknowledgement for being the top senior sales agent in investment sales for the Central Florida market with a nationally based investment firm. I add value to clients by orchestrating the complexities associated within the commercial deal structures and finding upside opportunities outside the proverbial box. I spent many years as an Agent to developers performing due diligence to various types of projects and obtained the vital skills of negotiating in land development, assemblage and commercial acquisitions. After many years as an Agent I expanded my business model as a Real Estate Broker to running my own brokerage. My Commercial Real Estate experiences expand over 2,600,000 square feet of listed & sold space and over 4470 acres of development throughout my career. My expertise mainly lies with Multi-Family, Hospitality and large Retail Investment Sales. Though my Commercial background I primarily focused on the above commercial product types but I also have extensive experience in Industrial, Office, Self-Storage, Land and Single Tenant Net Lease product types. As my Commercial Real Estate experience has grown I have aligned my business plan to include associations with Lending Resources, Attorneys, Accountants, 1031 Exchange Intermediaries and Third-Party Vendors that support these efforts in a team-like manner. Taking my experience to the next level has lead me to obtain my Real Estate Instructor’s licensing in which I am authoring continuing education course materials to be integrated into the State’s licensing practices and requirements. As a natural progression of my experiences and education in the industry and marketplace I mentor those that share a passion for real estate and success. I’ve served as VP of Finance for Central Florida Commercial Association of Realtors (CFCAR) and member of the following: CCIM, NAIOP, ICSC and Leading Real Estate Companies of the World.
II: Commercial Development & Construction:
As Owner and Operations Manager
I have a combined 29+ years of construction and development experience and hands on operations of various multi-million dollar construction companies including that of my own. I served in The United States Air Force where he specialized as a Power Production Engineer in the field of Civil Engineering with the 363rd Tactical Fighter Wing as well as served in the Air National Guard with the 165th Airlift Wing. Throughout the previous 20 plus years I have earned the experience and accreditations to become a State Certified General Contractor in: Florida (including Roofing License), Georgia, South Caroline, Arkansas, Virginia, and Maryland. I coordinated and initiated all management of the day to day construction and insure both quality control and timeliness of the projects.
Project experience varies in all aspects of construction such as: Commercial interior build out including high end office space, retail boutiques, restaurants, and production facilities. Shell building construction including tilt wall, CMU, and steel structures. All aspects of civil development including underground utilities, site work, storm water and parking areas and structures. All aspects of heavy road/airport construction including main line concrete, asphalt construction and overlay. Residential construction including track homes, residential remodels, luxury high end homes, multi-family apartment and condo style communities.
Education & Licensing:
Florida Real Estate Broker; Florida Real Estate Instructor, Florida licensed Community Association Manager, Florida Certified General Contractor; Florida Certified Roofing Contractor; South Carolina General Contractor; Georgia General Contractor; Georgia Utility Contractor; Virginia General Contractor; Kentucky General Contractor; Maryland General Contractor; and Arkansas General Contractor. Associates Degree in Applied Science; and Instrument Rated Private Pilot working towards my flight instructor license.
Phone: 407.573.0711 ext. 314
Tammy is a Property Manager with Equity Investment Services and works on a large portfolio of shopping centers in the greater Orlando area. Tammy has been in property management for over 16 years with a background in shopping centers, multi-family and HOAs. She has won multiple awards including Assistant Manager of the Year and Achiever’s Circle. Over the years, she has gained extensive knowledge in Yardi, Sales Force, Onsite and Ops software programs.
Director of Property Management
Phone: 407.573.0711 ext. 308
Dawn is the Director of Property Management, she currently oversees a portfolio of over 1,000,000/SF of shopping centers in Central Florida. Over the years, she has been a recipient of various awards including “Outstanding New Associate of the Year” and “2010 AAGO Golden Key Award” and nominee of the Achiever’s Circle Award. She has an extensive background using real estate software such as Yardi, MRI, Access, JDE, Skyline.
Dawn has an extensive history managing numerous types of assets including retail, office and residential. She has worked with some of the largest property management firms in the county including Riverstone and Lincoln Property Company. Dawn has studied with Watson Realty and at Seminole State College for business management and real estate.
Phone: 407.573.0711 ext. 312
Ryan specializes in retail leasing and sales. He graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a major in Business Management-Entrepreneurship and Real Estate. Ryan is licensed as a Sales Associate with the Department of Business and Professional Regulation and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers. Ryan currently leases a portfolio of retail centers throughout the Central Florida market.
Prior to joining the EIS team, Ryan co-founded Southern Commercial Partners. His focus was leasing high vacancy centers and locating local tenants for relocation. Ryan has extensive experience negotiating LOI’s and leases for both tenants and landlords. He is familiar with both the Central and SW Florida markets.
Phone: 407.573.0711 ext. 310
Eric Portnoy joined Equity Investment Services in 2015. Eric leases a portfolio of anchored and unanchored shopping center on behalf of private clients. He focuses on researching properties based on location, tenant types, and opportunities. Eric also handles showings, has experience with LOI negotiations, lease review and post signing coordination.
Prior to working in the commercial real estate industry, Eric was in sports broadcasting for over six years. His main client being Fox Sports Florida he also worked for networks like ESPN, TNT, CBS, and Versus. Originally from South Florida, he’s been an Orlando native for the past eight years, graduating from UCF with a degree in Film. Eric’s sports broadcasting experience goes much further than operating cameras as he spent most of that time in the Fox Sports Florida Office, coordinating and producing original programming.
Eric’s interests include sports, movies, and working out.
Director of Leasing
Phone: 407.573.0711 ext. 305
Since joining Equity Investment Services, Matthew quickly adapted to EIS’ boots on the ground, go out and earn the business model. He has specialized in landlord and tenant representation and leases over 1.5 MM square feet of retail throughout Central Florida. Since starting in 2010 Matthew has learned how to be effective in today’s challenging market by both preserving Owner’s value and generating new Tenants.
Prior to joining the EIS team, Matthew worked in the hospitality industry where he gained logistical and client management experience. He also ran his own business installing plantation shutters where he gained insight into residential construction.
In his spare time he enjoys the outdoors, scuba diving, fishing, camping, and hunting.
Phone: 407.573.0711 ext. 309
Nick specializes in landlord and tenant representation, responsible for overseeing a portfolio of more than 3,000,000 square feet of commercial property in central Florida. Graduating from the University of Central Florida with a double-major in Finance and Real Estate has helped Nick quickly adapt to the intricacies of commercial real estate. Other specialties include distressed assets, acquisitions, dispositions, marketing, and he’s responsible for completing more than $75M in transaction value.
Prior to joining the EIS team, Nick founded the company Southern Commercial Partners, an independent commercial real estate brokerage where his primary focus was centered around site acquisitions and landlord representation. Nick is licensed as a Broker Associate with the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and has served on the Board of Retail Live. Nick was awarded the CoStar Power Broker for Retail Leasing in 2013, 2014 and 2016.
Phone: 407.573.0711 ext. 311
Leah Kovachev is the Transaction and Marketing Coordinator for Equity Investment Services. As Transaction Coordinator, Leah is responsible for assisting with escrow, creating timelines and corresponding with real estate agents, clients, escrow companies, and mortgage lenders during the closing process. Leah manages all steps in the process to ensure a smooth and efficient transaction.
As Marketing Coordinator, she creates and executes strategic marketing campaigns while maintaining all of Equity Investment Service’s property listings. She is also instrumental in planning and coordinating all areas of the business which includes brokerage, leasing, property management and advisory services. She ensures that each is run efficiently and with the highest level of client care.
In 2011, Leah graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Finance.
Phone: 407.573.0711 ext. 306
Juan Jimenez is a senior associate at Equity Investment Services. Mr. Jimenez with his experience, work ethic and unique knowledge of the market effectively advises and serves his clients through their specific real estate needs. Mr. Jimenez is active in a broad range of activities including lease negotiations, sales transactions and financial analysis of investment properties. Additionally, Mr. Jimenez identifies strategic opportunities for his clients.
Prior to joining Equity Investment Services, Mr. Jimenez worked for over five years at NAI Realvest where he gained significant knowledge and experience early in his career. Mr. Jimenez was involved in 68 commercial real estate transactions totaling $57 million, quickly establishing his proficiency in the commercial real estate industry.
Previously, Mr. Jimenez worked for over three years with Orange County Government. In that role, he performed a variety of tasks that acquainted him with governmental procedures. Eventually Mr. Jimenez joined a consulting firm based in Orlando that provides governmental relations and business development services for large companies and small businesses. Mr. Jimenez co-founded a real estate investment company while in college and sold his first property when he was 20 years old. Mr. Jimenez is an active real estate investor.
Mr. Jimenez has lived in Florida for over 17 years. He currently lives and works in Orlando. Through his expertise of the Central Florida markets, he is able to assist clients with the acquisition and disposition of properties throughout these areas. Mr. Jimenez’s ability to find creative solutions to difficult challenges is what contributes to the success of his clients.
CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member)
ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers)
CFRI (Central Florida Realty Investors)
HCCOM (Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Orlando Metro Area)
Master’s in Real Estate, MSRE Candidate
University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Entrepreneurship
University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
H. Braxton Green Jr. is the Chief Executive Officer of Equity Investment Services. As CEO, Braxton’s core focus is new business development, risk evaluation, and financial structuring.
In addition to his duties with EIS, Braxton is also the founder and CEO of Baybrook Homes. For over 30 years Baybrook Homes has been building “award winning” homes in greater Orlando in over 80 different communities. Braxton has been involved as an owner/developer in over $450,000,000 in real estate development and construction throughout Central Florida.
Braxton and his wife Eleanor have five wonderful children. In his spare time he enjoys golf, scuba diving and traveling.
Christopher M. Savino is a founding member and President of Equity Investment Services. As President, Christopher oversees all divisions of Equity Investment Services including Brokerage, Property & Asset Management, Tax Services, Development and Equity Partnerships. Christopher’s background is in investment brokerage sales of shopping centers, office buildings, multi family & single tenant net-leased assets throughout the Southeastern United States. He has also represented both owners and tenants in numerous lease transactions and currently oversees a leasing team that oversees over of 2,500,000 square feet.
Prior to forming Equity Investment Services, Chris was an investment broker at Marcus & Millichap where he was involved in over $200 million in transactions. He has represented institutional, private equity and local owners in the sale of their assets. Chris first began his career as a real estate analyst with Marcus & Millichap where he had valued shopping centers, office & industrial buildings as well as raw and improved land.
Chris and his wife Jennifer are proud parents of their 2 sons and daughter.